Disney's Magical Express
  • On Mar 8, 2019
    Dianne from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long would it take us to get to the hotel by Magical Express? If our flight is late, can we take a Lyft at the last minute without our luggage getting lost?

    Greetings DiAnne!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with such an excellent question! You are in for a fabulous time when you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. From the complimentary MagicBands (that are customizable!) to early access to FastPass+ (which allows you to reserve your “place in line” at your favorite attractions), being a Resort guest has its perks!

    I understand your desire to jumpstart your vacation! Every time I get within a few miles of the most magical place on Earth, I want to be.there.now! Orlando International Airport is 17 miles from Walt Disney World Resort, so the ride is approximately 25-35 minutes depending upon traffic. Surprisingly, Disney’s Magical Express is quite quick (that’s Disney magic for you!), and the enchanted videos they play on the bus immediately put me into vacation mode!

    To transfer your luggage to your Resort Hotel, you must ride Disney's Magical Express. Your confirmation number or Magic Band is scanned as you board the bus, and this alerts the handlers to look for your corresponding luggage. If you don’t scan, they don’t know which luggage to look for!

    As a Resort guest, you can also enjoy complimentary bus transportation around Disney property. But if you want to make use of your Lyft app, jump in a whimsical Minnie Van and enjoy a polka-dotted ride to anywhere across the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Enjoy your journey!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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